Short-Season Dish: Steele, Disher Steal The Show

Prospect Of The Day

Again, without Jason Castro (Astros) in the lineup, the Tri-City (NYP League) offense was alive and well, led by centerfielder T.J. Steele. Steele went 5-for-6 (four singles and a double) with two runs and three RBI.

Prospect Nuggets

First baseman Phil Disher (Astros) also contributed to Tri-City’s offense escapade. The consistent hitting Disher went 2-for-5 and hit his ninth home run. . . Josh Vitters (Cubs) is back in the Northwest League. He went 1-for-7 with a double in Boise’s 13 inning win. . . Ryan Flaherty and Ryan Keedy (Cubs) assisted Vitters with Boise’s offense. The shortstop Flaherty went 2-for-5 with a double and Keedy went 4-for-5, all singles. Keedy is hitting .556/.571/.778 over his last six games. . . Christian Friedrich (Rockies) followed up his best professional game so far with a dismal performance on Thursday. The lefthander allowed four runs on six hits in three innings.

What To Watch For Today

Yakima’s Patrick McAnaney (Diamondbacks) goes up against 18-year old Carlos Pimentel (Rangers) in Northwest League action.